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[24 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new Melbourne skyscraper is now ready to be built after final plans for its design were accepted, according to infolink.com.au. The Sovereign Square project will be based at the city’s 545 Station Street, Box Hill. The plans have been proposed by Melbourne-based firm AXF Group, however the design is being handled by London company […]

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

The construction project to build the Dubai Pearl skyscraper could be salvaged, thanks to new investment from a Hong Kong-based group. According to cnbc.com, Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Investment Development (CTFE) has acquired $1.9 billion (£1.16 billion) worth of property assets in the tower, which could see it get back on track. The skyscraper […]

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[1 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

German architect firm HENN has been selected to develop a new Chinese skyscraper, according to archdaily.com. The firm won a competition to develop the Cenke Tower, which will be based in the Taiyuan area. The skyscraper, which is set to be 280 metres high, will feature a “convex shells” design. The front and the rear […]

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Work is to begin on a new skyscraper in Houston, Texas – and hopes are that it will become a new local landmark, culturemap.com reports. The 47-storey tower, as yet unnamed, will be located at 609 Main on the corner of Main and Texas Streets. Primarily an office block, the building will have direct access […]

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[4 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Tall buildings the world-over were celebrated yesterday (3 September), which was Skyscraper Day, yahoo.com writes. With China only months away from constructing the world’s highest skyscraper, the 2,755 ft Sky City, London’s tallest building (The Shard) falls woefully short at less than half the height. However, it’s only in the last few decades that the […]

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[15 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Shanghai Tower, which will be the world’s second-tallest building, is near completion, according to vancouversun.com. The building, which utilises a skyscraper design, is set to reach 632 metres (2,073 feet) high. The tower (which will only be surpassed in height by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa) has been built in the city’s Pudong district. Image source […]

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[9 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for green buildings has come in for some criticism. The rating system is globally recognised as being a good indicator for a building’s green credentials, yet an article published by worldpropertychannel.com has pointed out some flaws. It uses The Bank of American Tower in New […]

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chinese officials have celebrated breaking ground on what will be the world’s biggest residential tower, Sky City, motherboard.com reports. As reported in May, plans were approved for the 200-storey tower, which will be located in Changsta in the Hunan province of China. Comprising pre-fabricated modules, the 838 metre structure has been designed to solve increasing […]

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[24 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

What would you expect a building named after a domestic appliance to look like? Sleek….stylish….functional? This streamlined skyscraper in The Hague, Netherlands, is called Het Strijkijzer, which means ‘the clothing iron’, and it’s not hard to see why. Image source Image source Image source Hague’s iron takes a bite of New York’s BIG cheese Its […]

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[6 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture have revealed details of what could be one of the tallest buildings ever constructed in India, reports skyscrapernews.com. The Imperial Tower is set to stand as the tallest building in Mumbai with plans suggesting it will stand at 400 metres in height, with 116 floors. Despite the tower’s height, […]